The Challenger is a perfect fit for commercial and heavy duty residential users. Designed for durability and reliability, while also providing easy access to the underside of the deck, spindles, and engine for necessary maintenance.

Engine Options 24 hp Kawasaki® FS730V,
25 hp Kohler® ZT740
Cutting Width Options 52", 60"
Steering Options Joystick

deck up

Stand-Up Deck

All Country Clipper Mowers feature our revolutionary, patented Stand-Up Deck for quick, easy under deck access.


Heavy Duty Welded Steel Deck

Heavy Duty Welded Steel Deck with built in bullnose bumper ensures superior strength and durability.


Pivoting Front Axle

Front Axle Pivots on heavy duty roller bearings giving it complete terrain contouring ability.

front wheels

Commercial Grade Forks and Castor Wheels

Fabricated Steel forks with 13 inch tires.


Joystick Steering System

Exclusive Point and Go Joystick allows for ease of operation.


Low Center of Gravity

Gas tank is designed to fit under the seat allowing a low center of gravity for optimum handling.

24hp engine

25 hp engine

Premium V-Twin Engines

Kawasaki and Kohler V-Twin engines give you the power and durability to tackle the most demanding conditions.


Compare this mower with the specs of other models.

Feature Specifications
Engine 24 hp Kawasaki® FS730V,
25 hp Kohler® ZT740
Horsepower 24, 25
Cylinders 2
Oil Capacity 2 qt (1.9 L),
2.2 qt (2.1 L)
Drive System Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400
Hydro Oil Cooler N/A
Fuel Capacity 7 Gallon
Steering Control Joystick
Stand-up Deck Standard
Pivoting Front Axle Standard
Roll-Over Protection Optional
Tires, Rear 22x11-10
Tires, Front 13x6.5-6
Turning Radius Zero-Turn
Ground Speed (Forward/Reverse) 9 mph/5 mph
Length 79"
Height : top of seat back 49"
Height : top of ROPS extended N/A
Height : top of ROPS folded N/A
Width, Tractor (outside rear tires) 49"
Width, Deck w/ Chute 65", 73"
Width, Deck Chute Up 53", 61"
Cutting Width 52", 60"
Cutting Height 2" - 5" (1/4" increments)
Deck Construction Laminated Welded 12 Gauge Steel Deck with 10 Gauge Strategic Reinforcements, including protective bullnose front & high impact anti-scalp rollers; 3/8" x 2" wear bar on trim edge
Deck Engagement Electric, Warner®
Blade Length 18.375", 21"
Spindle Assembly Cast iron housing; 1.4" diameter shaft; maintenance free & field serviceable
Blade Tip Speed, approx. 19,000 fpm
Weight 895 lbs, 906 lbs
Seat High Back, Enhanced Comfort Seat with Adjustable Slides
Other Standard Features Hour Meter, Electric Start, Arm Rest, Cup Holder, Front Step

Due to continuous product improvement, specifications are subject to change without notice.

grass bagger

Grass Catcher

The Challenger Grass Catcher features three heavy duty cloth bags totaling 12 bushel capacity.  It is designed with a tapered cut to provide ease in removing and dumping debris. 

power lift

Power Lift

The revolutionary Power Lift allows the operator to adjust the cutting height and stand the deck to a vertical position with the push of a button.

mulch kit

Mulch Kit

Country Clipper mowing decks can be converted to a mulching deck with the mulch kit.  Installation will never be easier than it is with the Stand-Up Deck.

light kit

Light Kit

Two square halogen lights mount easily on the fenders allowing you extra productivity after dark.  

push blade

Push Blade

A mower for all seasons!  The push blade makes light work of snow removal, landscaping and much more.

hand rail

Hand Rail

Universally designed to assist the operator when entering or exiting the mower.  Coupled with the wide front step, climbing into the seat has never been easier.

hitch kit

Hitch Kit

Easy to install with the Stand-Up Deck, the hitch kit allows the mower to attach a small trailer for hauling debris or supplies.  Hitch will accept up to 5/8” shank ball.

hand jack

EZ Lift Hand Jack

The EZ Lift Hand Jack allows the operator to easily raise and lower the deck for serviceability and cleaning.  It can be operated with the included hand crank or an impact drill.



For added protection on sloping terrain. Folds for storage or low clearance areas.

5 year commercial limited warranty

Commercial Use

  • First 2 Years - Parts & Labor
  • 3rd Year - Spindle & Frame/Deck Weldement, Parts
  • 4th & 5th Year - Frame & Deck Weldment, Parts

See your local Country Clipper dealer for more details.

5 year residential limited warranty

Residential Use

  • First 2 Years - Parts & Labor
  • 3rd Year - Parts
  • 4th & 5th Year - Frame & Deck Weldment, Parts

See your local Country Clipper dealer for more details. 

I just purchased my first Country Clipper – Challenger 52” with 27 HP Kawasaki with joystick. I have never had a Zero Turn before, nor ever tried one. My previous mower was a 50” cut garden tractor with a 22 HP Kohler Command. I looked at other models and what made me decide on this brand and model was: Flip up front deck, Floating front axle, Joystick operation. I took my 14 year old son with me to test drive/mow and after just a few minutes he gave me the ‘thumbs up’ to tell me he liked riding it. That sealed the deal. It is easy to use and comfortable to ride. There is not much on this mower that can break or need repaired. I am glad I made this purchase and will definitely recommend this brand to others.

David B.
Fairfield, IA
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